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“In April, the Energy Innovation Task Force — a partnership comprising Duke Energy, the city of Asheville, Buncombe County and representatives of local businesses and nonprofits — began meeting to develop strategies to reduce peak demand. The group first looked at data provided by the company to gain a better understanding of why peak demand has more than tripled since 1970. One key factor, Rouse told the task force in December, is the number of households converting their oil- and propane-powered heating systems to electric heat pumps during that period.” Check out the full article here.

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